Dead chickie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 16 chief, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. 16 chief

    16 chief Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to incubating eggs, raising new chicks... I have 9 hens (2 bsl's and 7 rir's). I have 7 chicks that were born on December 27. They were placed in the brooder (a 2'x6' box with a 2x2 box being used as a warmer). Temperature has been perfect using a 250w IR floodlight to keep warm. There is good ventilation, fresh water, and purina start and grow...

    All chicks have been healthy until I found one near death this am. It couldn't sit up, appeared to be gasping for air. It wouldn't take water... and acted like it kept going to sleep. I checked on it an hour later and it had died.

    I noticed what appeared to be what I call "pasty butt".. However its vent didn't appear blocked...

    Any advice? Do I need to worry about the other chickies?
     
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